Fastnet record

The Fastnet was oversubscribed after just 24 minutes as opposed to the 12 hours it took in 2013. In 2013 I missed the initial entry as I was moving sheep in front of a Bush Fire in Australia. This led to a ‘Cat ate my Homework’ letter to the RORC and us being the first . . . → Read More: Fastnet record

Sydney Hobart 2014

Wild Spirit 2nd overall in Sydney Hobart. Well actually my mate Fletch, who was part of the Wild Spirit Round Ireland team in 2012 (and therefore could be described as a Wild Spirit) was on Chutzpah and just missed the winning place.

Helsal 3 with just a couple of Wild Spirits on board had a . . . → Read More: Sydney Hobart 2014

Off to see the Wizard…

We are away in Oz now returning 9th January. The Sydney Hobart race starts on Boxing Day and you can follow us on Helsal 3 via E-mails will be answered every few days and there are spaces on the RYA courses running in February and March.

Caribbean 600

Paul is skippering Spirit of Juno a Farr 65 for the Caribbean 600 race in February. As of 24th November there are 3 places left.

Fastnet team

The Fastnet team is now full with 6 repeat Wild Spirits, one from our 2013 Sydney Hobart team plus 2 new to Wild Spirit.

Individual places will be available on most races and training weekends as someone always has to work, go to a wedding etc. Based on previous campaigns there is a 33% probability . . . → Read More: Fastnet team

Sydney Hobart –place available

We have lost one of our team for family reasons so we have a place on Helsal 3 an iconic Aussie 66 footer for the 2014 race, training starts Sydney 17th December. I skippered her to 1st Tasmanian yacht to finish last year. Cost is around £3600 including accom on board near middle of Sydney . . . → Read More: Sydney Hobart –place available

Graham Sheard

I have just heard that Wild Spirit regular Graham Sheard has finally succumbed to the Myeloma he had fought for so long. He was at the core of our Fastnet team and a good all round sailor. A skilled navigator he was also able to transfer his knowledge of sail trim gained from racing dinghies . . . → Read More: Graham Sheard

Fastnet, Caribbean 600 and Middle Sea Race

The middle sea story is below. Still a couple of spots left for Caribbean 600 team. The Sydney Hobart is full but there a re a few spaces for 2016 so register your interest now. There will be spaces on most of the 2015 races and training events on Wild Spirit as a team member . . . → Read More: Fastnet, Caribbean 600 and Middle Sea Race

The Maltese Pirate

The Maltese Pirate.

This is a work of fiction and any names of real people and yachts have been changed to protect the innocent etc.

The old Pirate sat in the thin October sunshine musing on the past. Other than refusing his first offer of Mount Gay, because he did not know it was rum, . . . → Read More: The Maltese Pirate